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Internet Explorer Content Advisor - Reset or Change Password

How to Reset or Change Password of Internet Explorer Content Advisor
Published by Brink
27 Mar 2009
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How to Reset or Change Password of Internet Explorer Content Advisor


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Content Advisor is a tool for controlling the types of content that your computer can access on the Internet in Internet Explorer. After you turn on Content Advisor, only rated content that meets or exceeds your criteria can be viewed. You can adjust the settings to suit your preferences.

This will show you how to reset or change the password of Internet Explorer Content Advisor supervisor.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.





OPTION ONE
To Reset Content Advisor Password


NOTE: This option is for when you do not know your current Internet Explorer Content Advisor supervisor password and need to reset it and enter a new password. If you know your supervisor password, then see OPTION TWO below instead.
1. Click on the Download button below to download the
Reset_Content_Advisor_Password.zip file below.
download
A) Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.

B) Open the .zip file and extract the .reg file to the desktop.

C) Right click the .reg file (On Desktop) and click on Merge.

D) Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

E) When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg and .zip files on the desktop if you like.

F) Go to step 3.
OR

2. Open the Start Menu.
A) In the search line, type regedit and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
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B) If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

C) In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ratings
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D) In the right pane of Ratings, right click on Key and click on Delete. (See screenshot above)

E) Click on Yes to confirm deletion. (See screenshot below)
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F) Close regedit.
3. In Internet Explorer, click on Tools and Internet Options.
NOTE: You can also open the Control Panel (All Items view), and click on the Internet Options icon instead.

4. Click on the Content tab and on the Settings button. (See screenshot below)
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5. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

6. Click on the General tab and the Create Password button. (See screenshot below)
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7. Type in your new supervisor password twice to confirm it, then type in a hint and click on OK. (See screenshot below)
WARNING: Be sure to write this password down somewhere safe in case you need to look it up.
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8. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
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9. Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 6)

10. Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 4)






OPTION TWO
To Change Content Advisor Password


NOTE: This option is when you know your current Internet Explorer Content Advisor supervisor password and would just like to change it.
1. Open the Control Panel (All Items view), and click on the Internet Options icon.
A) Go to step 3.
OR

2. In Internet Explorer, click on Tools and Internet Options.

3. Click on the Content tab and on the Settings button. (See screenshot below)
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4. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

5. Type in your current Content Advisor supervisor password and click on OK. (See screenshot below)
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6. Click on the General tab and the Change Password button. (See screenshot below)
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7. Type in the old supervisor password and your new password twice to confirm it, then type in a hint and click on OK. (See screenshot below)
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8. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
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9. Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 6)

10. Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 3)
That's it,
Shawn






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